Screenwriting is Rewriting

In Screenwriting is Rewriting, Epps provides a practical and tested approach to organizing notes, creating a game plan, and executing a series of focused passes that address the story, character, theme, structure, and plot issues.

Author: Jack Epps, Jr.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628927382

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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If there is one skill that separates the professional screenwriter from the amateur, it is the ability to rewrite successfully. From Jack Epps, Jr., the screenwriter of Top Gun, Dick Tracy, and The Secret of My Success, comes a comprehensive guide that explores the many layers of rewriting. In Screenwriting is Rewriting, Epps provides a practical and tested approach to organizing notes, creating a game plan, and executing a series of focused passes that address the story, character, theme, structure, and plot issues. Included are sample notes, game plans, and beat sheets from Epps' work on films such as Sister Act and Turner and Hooch. Also featured are exclusive interviews with Academy Award® winning screenwriters Robert Towne (Chinatown) and Frank Pierson (Dog Day Afternoon), along with Academy Award® nominee Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich).

Rewriting Secrets for Screenwriters

Tom Lazarus--author of "Stigmata", among other scripts--is a working screenwriter and professor at UCLA extension. In this book, he's distilled his own experience and that of other screenwriters into a system.

Author: Tom Lazarus

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429906359

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Every screenwriter needs to rewrite—more than once, probably many times—to make the story work and then to make a sale. And then again later on, to please producers, studios or stars. Tom Lazarus--author of "Stigmata", among other scripts--is a working screenwriter and professor at UCLA extension. In this book, he's distilled his own experience and that of other screenwriters into a system. SECRETS OF FILM REWRITING will teach writers how to: -prioritize big scenes -track transitions -plot corrections -add new information -pass through for dialogue -do an "on the nose" rewrite Hugely valuable to first-time screenwriters and to grizzled veterans of Hollywood pitch wars alike, SECRETS OF SCREENPLAY REWRITING is larded with humor and attitude as well as information. Its anatomy of a screenplay rewrite breaks down the book's lessons into their practical application—a must for anyone looking for a break in the film business.

Rewrite

Paul Chitlik has included, for the second edition, more examples, exercises, and applications for television, the web, and other media, using a wide range of citations in film, television, and the Internet to underline his approach.

Author: Paul Chitlik

Publisher:

ISBN: 1615931570

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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Legendary screenwriting instructor and award-winning writer Paul Chitlik presents an easy-to-read, step-by-step process to take your script from first draft to submission draft. He reveals the hidden structure of screenplays, sequences, and scenes, as he guides you through the process of examining your draft, restructuring it, and populating it with believable, complex, and compelling characters. Along the way he outlines how to make your action leap off the page and your dialogue crackle. While the first edition was widely used in film school rewriting classes, it was also recommended as an introduction to screenwriting craft by a number of professors and professionals. Paul Chitlik has included, for the second edition, more examples, exercises, and applications for television, the web, and other media, using a wide range of citations in film, television, and the Internet to underline his approach.

A Guide to Screenwriting Success

Aspiring writers who also want to try their hand at writing for television will need to learn the specifics of the field. The book breaks down this area into two parts, the one-hour teleplay and the situation comedy.

Author: Stephen V. Duncan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538128930

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 378

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A Guide to Screenwriting Success, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of writing—and rewriting—a screenplay or teleplay and writing for digital content. Duncan's handy book teaches new screenwriters the process of creating a professional screenplay from beginning to end. It shows that inspiration, creativity, and good writing are not elusive concepts but attainable goals that any motivated person can aspire to. Duncan includes sections on all aspects of screenwriting—from character development to story templates—and breaks down the three acts of a screenplay into manageable pieces. A Guide to Screenwriting Success contains dozens of exercises to help writers through these steps. The second half of Duncan's practical book covers another, often overlooked, side of screenwriting—the teleplay. Aspiring writers who also want to try their hand at writing for television will need to learn the specifics of the field. The book breaks down this area into two parts, the one-hour teleplay and the situation comedy. There is a section on writing and producing digital content that embraces the “Do It Yourself” attitude to approaching a career in the entertainment industry. Success in screenwriting is no longer a dream but an achievable goal for those who pick up Duncan's guide.

Rewriting Indie Cinema

In Rewriting Indie Cinema, J. J. Murphy explores these alternative forms of scripting and how they have shaped American film from the 1950s to the present.

Author: J. J. Murphy

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231549592

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 337

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Most films rely on a script developed in pre-production. Yet beginning in the 1950s and continuing through the recent mumblecore movement, key independent filmmakers have broken with the traditional screenplay. Instead, they have turned to new approaches to scripting that allow for more complex characterization and shift the emphasis from the page to performance. In Rewriting Indie Cinema, J. J. Murphy explores these alternative forms of scripting and how they have shaped American film from the 1950s to the present. He traces a strain of indie cinema that used improvisation and psychodrama, a therapeutic form of improvised acting based on a performer’s own life experiences. Murphy begins in the 1950s and 1960s with John Cassavetes, Shirley Clarke, Barbara Loden, Andy Warhol, Norman Mailer, William Greaves, and other independent directors who sought to create a new type of narrative cinema. In the twenty-first century, filmmakers such as Gus Van Sant, the Safdie brothers, Joe Swanberg, and Sean Baker developed similar strategies, sometimes benefitting from the freedom of digital technology. In reading key films and analyzing their techniques, Rewriting Indie Cinema demonstrates how divergence from the script has blurred the divide between fiction and nonfiction. Showing the ways in which filmmakers have striven to capture the subtleties of everyday behavior, Murphy provides a new history of American indie filmmaking and how it challenges Hollywood industrial practices.

The Ultimate Course Book on How to Write a Screenplay

Investing your valuable time in this book will arm you with the things you need on how to become a successful writer and its many benefits.

Author: Joan Denise Humphries

Publisher: JNR via PublishDrive

ISBN: PKEY:6610000058174

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 75

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This Ebook will prove to be a great guide for those who aspire to become successful scriptwriters. No matter how skilled you are at writing, scriptwriting requires certain guidelines and procedures that need to be followed. "Who else wants to quickly learn the fundamentals of Screenwriting?" Screenwriting is a craft that starts with an idea. Screenwriting requires keenness of thoughts and a unique vision. A screenwriter is the one who generates the idea that can be converted into a script. A screenwriter can convert a simple idea into an interesting story that will draw people in your manufactured reality. Investing your valuable time in this book will arm you with the things you need on how to become a successful writer and its many benefits. You will learn: Screenwriting 101 The Writer's Mind First Draft Script Rewrites Visual Thinking Fiction Stage Plays Studio Works And Poetry Screenplays The Mind Of A Screenwriter The Craft Of Screenwriting Ideas Beginnings-- Plot Start The Journey How To Improve Middle- Plot What Come Next Activity Vs Action Endings- Plot Are You Done? Making The Conclusion Character Building Constructing Dialogue Characters Talking Audience Trust Planning The Screenplay Fighting Writer's Block Screenplay Format Checklists: Common Misconceptions Benefit and download today!

The Screenwriter s Workbook

Follow this workbook through to the finish, and you’ll end up with a complete and salable script!

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307497727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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At last! The classic screenwriting workbook—now completely revised and updated—from the celebrated lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author, Syd Field: “the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world”* No one knows more about screenwriting than Syd Field—and now the ultimate Hollywood insider shares his secrets and expertise, completely updating his bestselling workbook for a new generation of screenwriters. Filled with new material—including fresh insights and anecdotes from the author and analyses of films from Pulp Fiction to Brokeback Mountain—The Screenwriter’s Workbook is your very own hands-on workshop, the book that allows you to participate in the processes that have made Syd Field’s workshops invaluable to beginners and working professionals alike. Follow this workbook through to the finish, and you’ll end up with a complete and salable script! Learn how to:• Define the idea on which your script will be built• Create the model—the paradigm—that professionals use• Bring your characters to life• Write dialogue like a pro• Structure your screenplay for success from the crucial first pages to the final actHere are systematic instructions, easy-to-follow exercises, a clear explanation of screenwriting basics, and expert advice at every turn—all the moment-to-moment, line-by-line help you need to transform your initial idea into a professional screenplay that’s earmarked for success.The Perfect Companion Volume to Syd Field’s Revised and Updated Edition of Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting*Hollywood Reporter

Screenwriting

A guide to a career as a screenwriter discusses education, different media, and profiles of working screenwriters.

Author: Jason Skog

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756543655

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A guide to a career as a screenwriter discusses education, different media, and profiles of working screenwriters.

Gardner s Guide to Screenplay

After a first draft is completed and a screenplay is ready to enter the competitive marketplace, this manual offers an 11-step story breakdown, a template that takes the haphazardness out of the process of writing, as well as specific, ...

Author: Jule Selbo

Publisher: G G C Incorporated Pub

ISBN: 1589650522

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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The quintessential guide for screenwriters—whether it is the first screenplay or the one hundredth—helps create the perfect script by offering step-by-step guidance on how to focus and polish writing, to ensure that it is ready for production. After a first draft is completed and a screenplay is ready to enter the competitive marketplace, this manual offers an 11-step story breakdown, a template that takes the haphazardness out of the process of writing, as well as specific, concrete advice on the rewriting process. This must-have companion is for screenwriters serious about getting their film produced.

The Creative Screenwriter

This is a book to return to again and again.

Author: Craig Batty

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408155196

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Creativity is becoming increasingly important in an age of advanced audience sophistication. It's no longer enough to follow standard writing techniques - becoming a first-class screenwriter demands not only a command of craft, but an understanding of how to unleash and harness creativity. "The Creative Screenwriter" offers a wealth of inspiring writing exercises designed to help you produce better, more exciting scripts. Each essential area of screenwriting is covered in its own chapter, from learning how to build stories and finding good ideas, to deepening characters and experimenting with structure, to enhancing scene writing and improving pitching. Finally, a range of innovative DIY Script Surgeries encourage you to find solutions to common screenwriting problems, such as overcoming writer's block, managing the rewrite and selling your work. This is a book to return to again and again. It is a guide for aspiring screenwriters who want to develop a powerful writing practice; a manual for teachers and students seeking discussion and reflection; a bible for professionals wanting to hone their craft and solve script struggles. It will rekindle the creative spark; remind you of why you love writing; and help to express the stories you want to tell – and sell!

Finish the Script

Finish The Script! is a screenwriting book for anyone who wants to be a writer.

Author: Scott King

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1492820865

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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Finish The Script! is a screenwriting book for anyone who wants to be a writer. It takes a step-by-step approach and focuses not only on theory but also on the actual writing process. It's a full college course squeezed into book form that will take novice writers from concept through rewrite. Based on actual class lectures and assignments, Finish the Script! is for any writer looking for that extra push and guidance.

Making a Good Script Great

If you're writing your first script, this book will help develop your skills for telling a compelling and dramatic story. If you're a veteran screenwriter, it will help you articulate the skills you know intuitively.

Author: Linda Seger

Publisher:

ISBN: 1935247018

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

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Making a good script great is more than just a matter of putting a good idea on paper. It requires the working and reworking of that idea. This book takes you through the whole screenwriting process-from initial concept through final rewrite-providing specific methods that will help you craft tighter, stronger, and more saleable scripts. While retaining the invaluable insights that placed its first two editions among the all-time most popular screenwriting books, this expanded, revised, and updated third edition adds rich and important new material on dialogue, cinematic images, and point of view, as well as an interview with screenwriter Paul Haggis. If you are writing your first script, this book will help develop your skills for telling a compelling and dramatic story. If you are a veteran screenwriter, it will help you articulate the skills you know intuitively. And if you are currently stuck on a rewrite, this book will help you analyse and solve your script's problems and get it back on track.

Screenplay

Providing examples from well-known movies, a revised handbook explains the structural and stylistic elements as well as writing techniques basic to the creation of a successful film script and furnishes practical tips on script writing for ...

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780385339032

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Providing examples from well-known movies, a revised handbook explains the structural and stylistic elements as well as writing techniques basic to the creation of a successful film script and furnishes practical tips on script writing for original productions, sequels, novel adaptations, and adaptations by original authors. Original. 17,500 first printing.

Rewrite Man

From Hallingdal to Houston -- Hollywood on the Colorado -- Breaking away -- Highway to the danger zone -- Hollywood gothic -- One hit after another -- Batmania -- The man Hollywood trusts -- Conclusion

Author: Alison Macor

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292759459

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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From Hallingdal to Houston -- Hollywood on the Colorado -- Breaking away -- Highway to the danger zone -- Hollywood gothic -- One hit after another -- Batmania -- The man Hollywood trusts -- Conclusion

Short Films

Patrick Nash analyses the process of writing short film screenplays and gives advice on: Story and structure Ideas generation Plot and pace Screenplay format Dos and don'ts Eliciting emotion Dialogue and subtext Character design ...

Author: Patrick Nash

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842435199

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Every award-winning short film begins life with a clever idea, a good story and a screenplay. Patrick Nash analyses the process of writing short film screenplays and gives advice on: Story and structure Ideas generation Plot and pace Screenplay format Dos and don'ts Eliciting emotion Dialogue and subtext Character design Protagonists and antagonists Character motivation and goals Conflict, obstacles and stakes Clichés and Stereotypes Beginnings, middles and ends Hooking the viewer Screenplay competitions Loglines, outlines and synopses Rewriting and length Practicalities and budgets The book also includes a number of award-winning scripts and interviews, advice and contributions from their award-winning screenwriters and a discussion of the benefits to writers of writing short screenplays.

The Screenwriter s Workbook

Offers practical advice on plot structure, characterization, dialog, research, and rewriting, and suggests writing exercises to improve one's screenwriting skills

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: UCSC:32106010437579

Category: Reference

Page: 211

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Offers practical advice on plot structure, characterization, dialog, research, and rewriting, and suggests writing exercises to improve one's screenwriting skills

The Screenwriter s Workout

The Screenwriter's Workout is a complete training program for your mind - with over 75 exercises and hundreds of activities specifically designed for both new and experienced screenwriters to train the neural pathways that generate story.

Author: Will Hicks

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1793197318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 454

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Flex your screenwriting skills and stretch your creativity with The Screenwriter's Workout! The Screenwriter's Workout is a complete training program for your mind - with over 75 exercises and hundreds of activities specifically designed for both new and experienced screenwriters to train the neural pathways that generate story. Have Fun While You: Design Dynamic Characters - New character creation tools make it easy to create characters designed to fit seamlessly with your script. Explore Structure - Delve inside structure to learn what it does, what it really is, and why you need it. Create Stories - Explore the art, science and craft of cinematic narrative with story-building tools, lessons and theories specifically designed to enhance your storytelling skills. Redefine Conflict - Learn what conflict actually is and what it does to an audience. Analyze Your Work - Save time and effort with rewriting tools to analyze the design of your screenplay. Craft Compelling Loglines - Learn how to write powerful loglines designed to help your screenplay sell. Discover Interactive Screenwriting - Learn the techniques and theories behind writing screenplays that engage and interact with audiences. Written in a conversational style, The Screenwriter's Workout is a fun and interactive way to strengthen your craft, hone your writing skills and refine your storytelling.

Selling a Screenplay

Selling a screenplay can mean earning $250,000 or more, so competition is fierce. Syd Field gives you an insider’s look at the movie and TV industry, packed with essential tips from the pros.

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307570642

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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- Breaks Down the Business of Screenwriting - Explains What the Buyer Looks For - Shows You What to Do to Get in the Door - Tackles the Pitching Process - Provides Personal Insights from Famous Screenwriters Everybody has a story to tell. Everybody wants to write the great American screenplay. But what do you do after it’s written? How do you sell it? Studio honchos. Development Executives. Independent Producers. What do they want? Do you need an agent or manager to get it into production? Selling a screenplay can mean earning $250,000 or more, so competition is fierce. Syd Field gives you an insider’s look at the movie and TV industry, packed with essential tips from the pros. Selling a Screenplay is a must-have guide for every screenwriter, filled with frank real-life advice from Hollywood’s most powerful deal makers and most celebrated screenwriters. They all started somewhere.

Teach Yourself Screenwriting

210 the craft of the rewrite as many as you feel you need - each time looking at
different aspects of the script and tackling different questions on each rewrite . All
the time you are working towards making your final screenplay stronger .

Author: Ray Frensham

Publisher:

ISBN: GENT:900071419665

Category:

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The Screenwriter s Problem Solver

Now bestselling author Syd Field, who works on over 1,000 screenplays a year, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make movies brilliant-secrets that can make ...

Author: Syd Field

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307570055

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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All writing is rewriting. But what do you change, and how do you change it? All screenplays have problems. They happened to Die Hard: With a Vengeance and Broken Arrow-and didn't get fixed, leaving the films flawed. They nearly shelved Platoon-until Oliver Stone rewrote the first ten pages and created a classic. They happen to every screenwriter. But good writers see their problems as a springboard to creativity. Now bestselling author Syd Field, who works on over 1,000 screenplays a year, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make movies brilliant-secrets that can make your screenplay one headed for success...or even Cannes. Learn how to: •Understand what makes great stories work •Make your screenplay work in the first ten pages, using Thelma & Louise and Dances With Wolves as models •Use a "dream assignment" to let your creative self break free overnight •Make action build character, the way Quentin Tarantino does •Recover when you hit the "wall"-and overcome writer's block forever